Serie A club Sampdoria have joined the hunt to sign SC Heerenveen youngster Hamdi Akujobi, who is also on the radar of several other European clubs.
Struggling Sampdoria are re-organising for next season and have penciled Akujobi, 20, as one of their targets, according to Calciomercato.
Calciomercato also reported that several other clubs have been alerted to the talent of the son of former Heracles striker Chika Conleth Akujobi.
The versatile midfielder, who bought also play in defence, is highly thought of at his Dutch club even though he only played a bit role this past season after he made his debut in a thrilling opening day win at Heracles.
However, Heerenveen sports director Gerry Hamstra has since come out to speak in glowing terms of the Nigeria star, who was born in Holland and also holds a Dutch passport.